Holly Johnson Antiques is based in Cheshire, on the outskirts of Macclesfield and run by Benjamin Aardewerk and Holly Johnson. The showroom and offices are open by appointment only.
From the showroom there is a good selection of furniture and works of art constantly on show. Our Interior Design department is also run from this showroom.
We specialize in what we term, ''Signed and Designed'' items of furniture. These are rare pieces, superbly crafted, and made from the best materials and in most cases by specific designers and craftsmen.
From the 19th Century we concentrate mainly on English manufacturers such as Holland and Sons, Lamb of Manchester, Wright of Mansfield and with special emphasis on the Northern makers Gillows of Lancaster. These furniture makers undertook important commissions and also showed at the Great Exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century.
From the 20th Century we buy on a more eclectic front, but with full emphasis on quality of design and manufacture. We do tend to favour a more 'traditional' and 'classic’ style, hence we focus on top quality pieces from the French Art Deco period, makers such as Leleu, Ruhlmann, Arbus, Dominique etc. From the Italian Mid-Century - Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti.